Dale A. Johnson, 55, of Hutchinson and formerly of Clarkfield, passed away at his home in Hutchinson on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, officiated by Pastor John Schultz; scripture readings by Pastor Joel Koepp. Burial was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Stony Run Township, Yellow Medicine Co.
Dale was born in Tracy, to Hazel (Lathrop) and Alvin Johnson on April 1, 1958. He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Tyro Township. Dale graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1976.
Dale was united in marriage to Collette Moen in 1987. To this union two sons were born: Tyler and Noah. He worked in the Wood Lake Elevator, Pillsbury Co. in Montevideo and was currently working at TCW Railroad in Glencoe as a Supervisor. He enjoyed his co-workers and took pride in his work.
Dale’s pride and joy were his boys. He enjoyed his sons’ bowling events, watching football, baseball and NCIS. He enjoyed sharing a laugh and reminiscing. Dale was a kind, loving and generous person. He always put others before himself and loved family greatly. He was the person you could count on to do and be his best.
Dale passed to his heavenly home unexpectedly. His memory will be carried steadfast in the hearts of his surviving family. He is survived by his sons Tyler and Noah Johnson of Hutchinson; his former spouse, Collette; his sister, Marie (Gary) Holtan of Granite Falls; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin R. and Hazel M. Johnson
Arrangements were by Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.